Sad to say, the court, at least in OH, could really not care any less about adultery, emotional abuse, or punishment. All they call about is the settlement of marital assets,pensions,custody, visitation, support, the marital home and debt. In my final papers (hearing coming up soon) it even states ..."ending the marriage contract". Guess it is that old separation of church and state thing.
I was with stbx for 30 years when he left 3 years ago. I miss the "old" stbx, can't stand what he became and is. The OW will be punished once he shows his true colors to her. Since he left, he has still be able to take out his frustrations from his job, 80% of all drivers on the road, people in bars who tick him off, the rising price of whatever etc., on me. Once the divorce is over with,he won't be able to do that as he has through out the process... (withholding info as long as he could, continually changing his mind on settlement issues etc.). Guess who his new target for taking out his frustrations on will be? My guess is the OW. SHe has it coming, I don't feel sorry for her.
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened".